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2012 Calendar of Events

Event listings are available in two formats. For a chronological listing, please select the All tab below. For a traditional calendar view, select any of the monthly tabs below.

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All Arboretum events listed in chronological order for all of 2012. Click on the links to read the details for the events.

January

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Plant Hunting Expeditions of E. H. Wilson"
Jason Lattier, Department of Horticultural Science Graduate Student and Former JCRA Intern
January 5, 2012 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Hot Plants That Take Cold Temperatures"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
January 10, 2012 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Cosponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Wildflowers Go Wild"
Elizabeth Cate Pringle, William C. Coker Garden Club and the Rock Garden Society
January 21, 2012 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
London—Plus Gardens!
Tim Alderton, Judy Morgan-Davis, Anne Porter, and Mark Weathington, JCRA
January 26, 2012 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

February

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Sex in the Garden: Hidden Secrets!"
Brian Jackson, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
February 2, 2012 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Scintillating Cypress"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
February 7, 2012 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Propagation Workshop
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
February 11, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Gourd Birdhouse Workshop
Cosponsored by the North Carolina Gourd Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Making a Gourd House for Backyard Birds"
Mary Ann Rood and Paul Buescher, NC Gourd Society
February 11, 2012 (Saturday) – 1:30 PM–4:00 PM

A Walk in the Winter Garden
Cosponsored by the the Triangle Camellia Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
February 12, 2012 (Sunday) – 12:30 PM–4:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Cosponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Woodland Garden Plants—Part 2"
Suzanne Edney, JCRA Volunteer and Garden Designer
February 18, 2012 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM – (reception begins at 9:30 AM)

Bonsai Lecture and Workshop
Postponed
Sponsored by the Triangle Bonsai Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
Harold Johnson, Triangle Bonsai Society
February 25, 2012 (Saturday) – 11:00 AM–4:00 PM

March

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Express Yourself—Garden Art That Enhances and Inspires"
Helen Yoest, Gardening With Confidence
March 1, 2012 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Triangle Camellia Society's 4th Annual Camellia Show and Plant Sale
Hosted by the Triangle Camellia Society in cooperation with the American Camellia Society, the JC Raulston Arboretum, and the Raleigh Garden Club
March 10, 2012 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Early Spring Perennials"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
March 13, 2012 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum New Member Welcome
March 15, 2012 (Thursday) – 6:30 PM–7:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Rednecks to Rocket Scientists—Botanizing in Alabama"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
March 15, 2012 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM – (new member welcome reception begins 6:30 PM)

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Cosponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"One Writer's Garden: Eudora Welty's Home Place"
Susan Haltom, Garden Designer, Preservation and Maintenance Coordinator of the Garden at Eudora Welty House, and Author
March 17, 2012 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM – (reception begins at 9:30 AM)

JC Raulston Arboretum Spring Symposium
"A Passion for Plants 2.0"
March 23, 2012 (Friday) – 9:00 AM–4:30 PM – Optional Nursery Trip
March 24, 2012 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–12:30 PM

Children's Program
Spring Egg Scavenger Hunt
March 31, 2012 (Saturday) through April 8, 2012 (Sunday) – 8:00 AM–8:00 PM

April

Plantsmen's Tour
"Maples in Spring"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
April 10, 2012 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of the 12th Annual Birdhouse Competition
Sponsored by Wake Audubon Society, the North Carolina Bluebird Society, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Pandora's (Bird)box: Challenges and Solutions for Birds That Require Cavities"
John Gerwin, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
April 12, 2012 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

12th Annual Birdhouse Competition
Sponsored by Wake Audubon Society, the North Carolina Bluebird Society, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
April 13, 2012 (Friday) – 9:00 AM–6:00 PM – Birdhouse Entries Accepted
April 14, 2012 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM – Show
April 15, 2012 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM – Show

JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale
Plant List Now Available
April 13, 2012 (Friday) – 4:00 PM–7:00 PM – JCRA Members Only Preview Sale
April 14, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM – Open to the Public

Children's Program
Guided Children's Tours
April 14, 2012 (Saturday) – 11:00 AM–4:00 PM – tours on the hour
April 15, 2012 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–3:00 PM – tours on the hour

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
April 21, 2012 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
April 22, 2012 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Cosponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Extra Dry, On the Rocks"
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer and Former Board Member
April 21, 2012 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM – (reception begins at 9:30 AM)

Honeybee Workshop
"Introduction to Beekeeping"
Charles Heatherly, Master Beekeeper and Past President of the NC State Beekeepers Association
April 28, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Eastern North Carolina Iris Society Show
Sponsored by the Eastern North Carolina Iris Society in Cooperation with the North Carolina Garden Club and the JC Raulston Arboretum
Note the Date Change
April 28, 2012 (Saturday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

May

Gala in the Garden
Arboretum Closed to the Public All Day
May 6, 2012 (Sunday) – 3:00 PM–7:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Arboretum Staff Favorites"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
May 8, 2012 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Garden Storytime
May 11, 2012 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Where We Were, Where We're Headed"
Jenks Farmer, LushLife Nurseries
May 17, 2012 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Garden Storytime
May 18, 2012 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Macro Photography Workshop
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Sponsored by the Capital City Camera Club and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Macro Photography–Level 1"
Dick Cicone, Capital City Camera Club
May 19, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Container Garden Workshop
"Container Gardens: Modern Plantings for Modern Lives"
Jared Barnes, Graduate Student, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
May 19, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Delicious Plant Parts
May 20, 2012 (Sunday) – 1:30 PM–3:30 PM

June

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
June 1, 2012 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM
June 15, 2012 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM
June 29, 2012 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Propagation Workshop
June 2, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Triangle Bonsai Expo
Hosted by the Triangle Bonsai Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
June 2, 2012 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
June 3, 2012 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Propagation Workshop
June 9, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Bonsai Lecture and Workshop
Workshop Full
Lecture Open
Sponsored by the Triangle Bonsai Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
Harold Johnson, Triangle Bonsai Society
June 9, 2012 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
The Butterfly Lady
Suzanne Tilton
June 11, 2012 (Monday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
The Butterfly Lady
Suzanne Tilton
June 11, 2012 (Monday) – 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Gee I Love Geophytes"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
June 12, 2012 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Children's Program
Summer Solstice Children's Ice Cream Social
June 20, 2012 (Wednesday) – 6:30 PM–8:30 PM

Photography Workshop
Sponsored by the Capital City Camera Club and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Taking Control of Your Images"
Jim Lamb, Capital City Camera Club
June 23, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Hypertufa Trough Workshop
Full—Registration Closed
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, Lasting Impressions and JCRA Volunteers
June 23, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Hypertufa Trough Workshop
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, Lasting Impressions and JCRA Volunteers

Cast Concrete Leaf Workshop
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, JCRA Volunteers
June 23, 2012 (Saturday) – 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Home Landscape Color Field Day
Sponsored by the North Carolina Commercial Flower Growers Association in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
June 28, 2012 (Thursday) – 8:00 AM–1:00 PM

July

Plantsmen's Tour
"2012 Interns' Top Picks"
Justin Durango, Colby Gupton, Matthew Hayes, and Andrew Howell, 2012 Summer Interns
July 10, 2012 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
July 13, 2012 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM
July 27, 2012 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Iris Sale
Sponsored by the Eastern North Carolina Iris Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
July 21, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Worms, Worms, Worms
Rhonda Sherman, Extension Specialist
July 25, 2012 (Wednesday) – 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Japanese Maple Grafting Workshop
Tim and Matt Nichols, Nichols Nursery
July 28, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Children's Program
Photography in the Garden
Susan Bailey
July 28, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

August

Children's Program
Postponed
Superhero Plants: Protectors of Clean Water
August 5, 2012 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–3:30 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Summer On the Rocks"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
August 14, 2012 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Juried Print Competition
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum and the Triangle Carolinas Nature Photography Association
Entries Accepted August 23, 2012 (Thursday) – 11:00 AM–8:00 PM Opening Reception August 25, 2012 (Saturday) – 2:00 PM–5:00 PM Exhibit August 27–October 5, 2012 (Monday–Friday) – 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Evolution of Japanese Horticulture"
Takayuki Kobayashi, Kobayashi Nursery, Japan
August 26, 2012 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–3:30 PM

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
August 31, 2012 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

September

Western North Carolina Nursery Trip
September 7–9, 2012 (Friday–Sunday)

Plantsmen's Tour
"Tropicalissimo—Big and Bold is Beautiful"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
September 11, 2012 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum
September 15, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
September 16, 2012 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Sponsored by the North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Bulbs for Piedmont Gardens"
Carl Van Staalduinen, Terra Ceia Farms
September 15, 2012 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Ruby C. McSwain Education Center Complex 10th Anniversary Celebration
Arboretum Closes at 3:00 PM for the 10th Anniversary Celebration
September 21, 2012 (Friday) – 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
September 22, 2012 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–2:00 PM

Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Leaf Collage"
September 24, 2012 (Monday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Creature Bingo"
September 25, 2012 (Tuesday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Treasure Hunt"
September 26, 2012 (Wednesday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Nature Bingo"
September 27, 2012 (Thursday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Garden Storytime"
September 28, 2012 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
Plant Lists Now Available
September 29, 2012 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
September 30, 2012 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Shop the PAX Fall Plant Sale"
September 29, 2012 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM

Photography Workshop
Sponsored by the Capital City Camera Club and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Environmental Portrait Photography"
Brian P. Fullington, Capital City Camera Club
September 29, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:45 PM

Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week – Sunday Stroll
September 30, 2012 (Sunday) – 8:00 AM–8:00 PM

October

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Esoteric, Exotic, or Enigmatic: Plants of Questionable Merit"
Richard T. Olsen, Research Geneticist, Floral and Nursery Plants Research Division, USDA
October 4, 2012 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Plant List Available
October 6, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–9:15 AM

Friends of the Arboretum New Member Welcome
October 6, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:30 AM–10:30 AM

Plantsmen's Tour
"New and Noteworthy"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician
October 9, 2012 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Sponsored by the North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Rare Plants of the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program"
Misty Buchanan, Natural Areas Inventory Manager, N.C. Natural Heritage Program
October 20, 2012 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
October 26, 2012 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

November

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Gardening with Confidence—50 Ways to Add Style for Personal Creativity"
Helen Yoest, Gardening With Confidence
November 1, 2012 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Camellias and Their Kin"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician
November 13, 2012 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Sponsored by the North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"The Flora of Argentina (with a Few Things to Try in Hot, Humid North Carolina)"
Mike Kintgen, Horticulturist, Denver Botanic Gardens
November 17, 2012 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

December

Poinsettia Open House
Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA
December 2, 2012 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Holiday Wreath Workshop
December 4, 2012 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM
December 4, 2012 (Tuesday) – 3:00 PM–4:30 PM
December 4, 2012 (Tuesday) – 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"What Has the JCRA's Graduate Student Been Doing These Past Two Years?"
Rebecca Pledger, JCRA Graduate Student
December 6, 2012 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Horticultural Science Graduate Student Association Poinsettia Sale
Sponsored by the Horticultural Science Graduate Student Association
December 7, 2012 (Friday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
December 8, 2012 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–1:00 PM

Children's Program
Children's Winter Discovery Series
"Winter Nature Crafts"
December 9, 2012 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Winter Fragrance"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
December 11, 2012 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

January 2012

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Plant Hunting Expeditions of E. H. Wilson"
Jason Lattier, Department of Horticultural Science Graduate Student and Former JCRA Intern
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Hot Plants That Take Cold Temperatures"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Cosponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Wildflowers Go Wild"
Elizabeth Cate Pringle, William C. Coker Garden Club and the Rock Garden Society
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
London—Plus Gardens!
Tim Alderton, Judy Morgan-Davis, Anne Porter, and Mark Weathington, JCRA
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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February 2012

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Sex in the Garden: Hidden Secrets!"
Brian Jackson, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Scintillating Cypress"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Propagation Workshop
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
9:00 AM-3:00 PM


Gourd Birdhouse Workshop
Cosponsored by the North Carolina Gourd Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Making a Gourd House for Backyard Birds"
Mary Ann Rood and Paul Buescher, NC Gourd Society
1:30 PM-4:00 PM

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A Walk in the Winter Garden
Cosponsored by the the Triangle Camellia Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
12:30 PM-4:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Cosponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Woodland Garden Plants—Part 2"
Suzanne Edney, JCRA Volunteer and Garden Designer
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Bonsai Lecture and Workshop
Postponed


Sponsored by the Triangle Bonsai Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
Harold Johnson, Triangle Bonsai Society
11:00 AM-4:00 PM

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March 2012

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Express Yourself—Garden Art That Enhances and Inspires"
Helen Yoest, Gardening With Confidence
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Triangle Camellia Society's 4th Annual Camellia Show and Plant Sale
Hosted by the Triangle Camellia Society in cooperation with the American Camellia Society, the JC Raulston Arboretum, and the Raleigh Garden Club
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Early Spring Perennials"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum New Member Welcome
6:30 PM-7:30 PM


Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Rednecks to Rocket Scientists—Botanizing in Alabama"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Cosponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"One Writer's Garden: Eudora Welty's Home Place"
Susan Haltom, Garden Designer, Preservation and Maintenance Coordinator of the Garden at Eudora Welty House, and Author
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Plant Evaluation and Introductions at the University of Maine"
Paul Cappiello, Ph.D.
8:00 PM-9:30 PM

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JC Raulston Arboretum Spring Symposium
"A Passion for Plants 2.0"
9:00 AM-4:30 PM

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JC Raulston Arboretum Spring Symposium
"A Passion for Plants 2.0"
8:00 AM-12:30 PM

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Children's Program
Spring Egg Scavenger Hunt
8:00 AM-8:00 PM

April 2012

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Children's Program
Spring Egg Scavenger Hunt
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Children's Program
Spring Egg Scavenger Hunt
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Children's Program
Spring Egg Scavenger Hunt
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Children's Program
Spring Egg Scavenger Hunt
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Children's Program
Spring Egg Scavenger Hunt
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Children's Program
Spring Egg Scavenger Hunt
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Children's Program
Spring Egg Scavenger Hunt
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Children's Program
Spring Egg Scavenger Hunt
8:00 AM-8:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Maples in Spring"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of the 12th Annual Birdhouse Competition
Sponsored by Wake Audubon Society, the North Carolina Bluebird Society, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Pandora's (Bird)box: Challenges and Solutions for Birds That Require Cavities"
John Gerwin, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

13
12th Annual Birdhouse Competition
Sponsored by Wake Audubon Society, the North Carolina Bluebird Society, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
9:00 AM-6:00 PM


JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale
Plant List Now Available
4:00 PM-7:00 PM

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JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale
Plant List Now Available
9:00 AM-5:00 PM


12th Annual Birdhouse Competition
Sponsored by Wake Audubon Society, the North Carolina Bluebird Society, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
10:00 AM-5:00 PM


Children's Program
Guided Children's Tours
11:00 AM-4:00 PM

15
12th Annual Birdhouse Competition
Sponsored by Wake Audubon Society, the North Carolina Bluebird Society, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
1:00 PM-5:00 PM


Children's Program
Guided Children's Tours
1:00 PM-3:00 PM

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Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
8:00 AM-4:00 PM


Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Cosponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Extra Dry, On the Rocks"
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer and Former Board Member
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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Honeybee Workshop
"Introduction to Beekeeping"
Charles Heatherly, Master Beekeeper and Past President of the NC State Beekeepers Association
9:00 AM-12:00 PM


Eastern North Carolina Iris Society Show
Sponsored by the Eastern North Carolina Iris Society in Cooperation with the North Carolina Garden Club and the JC Raulston Arboretum
Note the Date Change
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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May 2012

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Gala in the Garden
Arboretum Closed to the Public All Day
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Arboretum Staff Favorites"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Where We Were, Where We're Headed"
Jenks Farmer, LushLife Nurseries
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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Macro Photography Workshop
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Sponsored by the Capital City Camera Club and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Macro Photography–Level 1"
Dick Cicone, Capital City Camera Club
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Container Garden Workshop
"Container Gardens: Modern Plantings for Modern Lives"
Jared Barnes, Graduate Student, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Delicious Plant Parts
1:30 PM-3:30 PM

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June 2012

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1
Children's Program
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

2
Propagation Workshop
9:00 AM-3:00 PM


Triangle Bonsai Expo
Hosted by the Triangle Bonsai Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Triangle Bonsai Expo
Hosted by the Triangle Bonsai Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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Propagation Workshop
9:00 AM-3:00 PM


Bonsai Lecture and Workshop
Workshop Full
Lecture Open
Sponsored by the Triangle Bonsai Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
Harold Johnson, Triangle Bonsai Society
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
The Butterfly Lady
Suzanne Tilton
10:30 AM-11:30 AM


Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
The Butterfly Lady
Suzanne Tilton
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Gee I Love Geophytes"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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Children's Program
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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Children's Program
Summer Solstice Children's Ice Cream Social
6:30 PM-8:30 PM

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Photography Workshop
Sponsored by the Capital City Camera Club and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Taking Control of Your Images"
Jim Lamb, Capital City Camera Club
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Hypertufa Trough Workshop
Full—Registration Closed
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, Lasting Impressions and JCRA Volunteers
9:00 AM-12:00 PM


Cast Concrete Leaf Workshop
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, JCRA Volunteers
1:00 PM-3:00 PM

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Home Landscape Color Field Day
Sponsored by the North Carolina Commercial Flower Growers Association in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
8:00 AM-1:00 PM

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Children's Program
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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July 2012

Sun.

Mon.

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Wed.

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Sat.

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Plantsmen's Tour
"2012 Interns' Top Picks"
Justin Durango, Colby Gupton, Matthew Hayes, and Andrew Howell, 2012 Summer Interns
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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Children's Program
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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Iris Sale
Sponsored by the Eastern North Carolina Iris Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Worms, Worms, Worms
Rhonda Sherman, Extension Specialist
10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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Children's Program
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

28
Japanese Maple Grafting Workshop
Tim and Matt Nichols, Nichols Nursery
9:00 AM-12:00 PM


Children's Program
Photography in the Garden
Susan Bailey
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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August 2012

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Tue.

Wed.

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Fri.

Sat.

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Children's Program
Postponed
Superhero Plants: Protectors of Clean Water
2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Summer On the Rocks"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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Juried Print Competition
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum and the Triangle Carolinas Nature Photography Association
11:00 AM-8:00 PM

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Juried Print Competition
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum and the Triangle Carolinas Nature Photography Association
2:00 PM-5:00 PM

26
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Evolution of Japanese Horticulture"
Takayuki Kobayashi, Kobayashi Nursery, Japan
2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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Children's Program
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

September 2012

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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Western North Carolina Nursery Trip
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Plantsmen's Tour
"Tropicalissimo—Big and Bold is Beautiful"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum
9:00 AM-5:00 PM


Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Sponsored by the North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Bulbs for Piedmont Gardens"
Carl Van Staalduinen, Terra Ceia Farms
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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Ruby C. McSwain Education Center Complex 10th Anniversary Celebration
Arboretum Closes at 3:00 PM for the 10th Anniversary Celebration
4:00 PM-9:00 PM

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Ruby C. McSwain Education Center Complex 10th Anniversary Celebration
Arboretum Closes at 3:00 PM for the 10th Anniversary Celebration
8:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Leaf Collage"
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Creature Bingo"
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Treasure Hunt"
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Nature Bingo"
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Garden Storytime"
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
Plant Lists Now Available
8:00 AM-4:00 PM


Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Shop the PAX Fall Plant Sale"
8:00 AM-4:00 PM


Photography Workshop
Sponsored by the Capital City Camera Club and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Environmental Portrait Photography"
Brian P. Fullington, Capital City Camera Club
9:00 AM-3:45 PM

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Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week – Sunday Stroll
8:00 AM-8:00 PM


Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
Plant Lists Now Available
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

October 2012

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Esoteric, Exotic, or Enigmatic: Plants of Questionable Merit"
Richard T. Olsen, Research Geneticist, Floral and Nursery Plants Research Division, USDA
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Plant List Available
9:00 AM-9:15 AM


Friends of the Arboretum New Member Welcome
9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"New and Noteworthy"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Sponsored by the North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Rare Plants of the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program"
Misty Buchanan, Natural Areas Inventory Manager, N.C. Natural Heritage Program
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Children's Program
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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November 2012

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Gardening with Confidence—50 Ways to Add Style for Personal Creativity"
Helen Yoest, Gardening With Confidence
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Camellias and Their Kin"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Sponsored by the North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"The Flora of Argentina (with a Few Things to Try in Hot, Humid North Carolina)"
Mike Kintgen, Horticulturist, Denver Botanic Gardens
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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December 2012

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Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

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Poinsettia Open House
Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA
1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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4
Holiday Wreath Workshop
1:00 PM-2:30 PM


Holiday Wreath Workshop
3:00 PM-4:30 PM


Holiday Wreath Workshop
7:00 PM-8:30 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"What Has the JCRA's Graduate Student Been Doing These Past Two Years?"
Rebecca Pledger, JCRA Graduate Student
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

7
Horticultural Science Graduate Student Association Poinsettia Sale
Sponsored by the Horticultural Science Graduate Student Association
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Horticultural Science Graduate Student Association Poinsettia Sale
Sponsored by the Horticultural Science Graduate Student Association
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

9
Children's Program
Children's Winter Discovery Series
"Winter Nature Crafts"
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

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11
Plantsmen's Tour
"Winter Fragrance"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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